IDF launches military exercise in Ashkelon

The IDF launched a four-day military exercise in Ashkelon and its surroundings on Sunday.
The drill, simulating a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, was set in advance and is routine, the IDF stressed.
During the course of the exercise, local residents will notice heightened military traffic, and some roads could be temporarily closed by the Israel Police. The sounds of explosives might also be heard by residents, the IDF said.
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